The high-definition quality LCD screens, with SVGA 800 x 600 pixels, provide
sharp images and superior visibility. 65,536 colors make screen views realistic
and crisp, making it easy to see precise readings of graphs or data instantly.
At up to 700cd/m2, these are also the brightest displays in the
The 8.4 and 10.4 inch HG3G are
packed full of features. With 12MB of user memory, HG3G has plenty of space to
create large projects. And for additional data storage, SD cards and USB Flash
Drives can be used.
The HG3G Series also has wide
range of connectivity. Up to 2 MicroSmart digital I/O modules can be mounted
for simple I/O control, while Audio Out capability lets customers use sound to alert
the floor immediately in case of a problem. Pre-recorded messages can even be
used as a voice guidance system for more efficient operations. In addition,
there are more communication ports. A built-in Ethernet port allows remote
communications with PLCs by using a supported Network Driver; two USB ports
allow high-speed data transfer; and two serial communication ports offer a wide
range of communication capabilities.
The HG3G series is programmed using WindOI-NV2 (part of the Automation
Organizer suite, version 1.32 or higher), which now supports Windows 7
(64-bit). WindOI-NV2 has more than 7,000 symbol factory images to help create a
state-of-the-art graphical screen. A free 30-day demo is available at www.IDEC.com/demos.
All HG3G models are CE-marked, c-UL-us listed and have IP66 protection.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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